The Foundry Sings

On Wednesday, January 24 the rafters of the 158-year-old Stone Hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center rang with over 150 voices singing in harmony the extremely poignant song “Teach Your Children” written by Graham Nash (yes, we got his blessing!). Led by Rod Baggett, choral conductor at Nevada Union High School and Seven Hills […]

Gold Rush towns: Pairing food and wine with winter sports

THOUGH MOUNTAIN RESORTS ARE appealing, some people would rather stay out of the deep snow and take easy day-trips to the slopes. In Colorado, Après Ski Denver now has a following. Here’s a locals’ secret in the Sierra foothills—historic towns such as Nevada City, Grass Valley, Auburn, Sutter Creek and Plymouth are all less congested […]

Russian ballet performs “Romeo and Juliet” and “Carmen” in Grass Valley

THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET Theater is visiting Grass Valley to perform “Romeo and Juliet” and “Carmen” on February 11, thanks to The Center for the Arts. Fifty Russian dancers will perform the two classics at The Center’s Main Stage Theater in downtown Grass Valley. The group is visiting Grass Valley as part of a four-month, […]

Arts & Culture: An economic engine in Nevada County, CA

A HALF CENTURY AGO, NEVADA County— long known for its rich gold mines and Wild West feel—experienced an arts and culture revolution that has reshaped the local economy well into the 21st century. The county also continues to influence the statewide arts scene. Starting in the ’60s, Beat Generation member and “deep ecology” poet Gary […]

Buddy Guy, Graham Nash and Lyle Lovett to perform in Grass Valley this fall

The Center for the Arts will roll out their Fall Headliners with six performances in Grass Valley during September, October and November. Included are appearances by Dr. John, Blues Traveler, Buddy Guy, Michael Pollan, Graham Nash and an acoustic evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt. Center Executive Director Julie Baker says, “This Fall is […]